Hope everyone had a good weekend. Another Monday is upon us. After nearly three years in the same cubicle, I’m kicking the week off in a new spot. They’ve moved us all around a bit and, although I’m just around the corner, it’s kind of exciting. Well be sharing cubes now (womp!), but I now face the front of the office. It’s a brighter, more trafficked part of the office, and I’m glad to be more in the thick of things!

The fresh salsa recipe I’m sharing with you today, on the other hand, is about as tried and true as you can get. I’ve been making this salsa with my best friend, Bretton, since we were maybe 8 years old. When I make this staple it often elicits remarks from my family members like “yesss, you’re making salsa?!” Double batches are always absolutely necessary.

fresh salsa

I even bought a mini food processor before my freshman year of college so I could recreate this fresh salsa in my dorm room, despite the fact that a microwave/mini-fridge combo was my only other kitchen appliance. Sidenote: You don’t need a food processor to make this. In fact, I couldn’t find the blade to my food processor when I made the salsa pictured here, so I just chopped things up by hand. It definitely takes more time, but it’s oh so worth the effort.

Even if I weren’t biased, there’s no getting around it. This is one good salsa. I’m sure it’s a recipe I’ll be making forever. It’s already been in a mainstay for nearly 20 years.

This salsa is nothing like the jarred stuff. It’s so fresh and juicy as opposed to saucey. And the scallions, cilantro, and lime add this wonderful fragrance that’s only matched by the fresh taste.

Fresh Salsa

Serving Size: Serves 8

There’s nothing better than fresh salsa! This delicious tomato salsa has been a family favorite for years. It's easy to make and tastes garden-fresh.


  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon jalapeno, chopped
  • 2 Pounds grape/cherry tomatoes
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


    If using a food processor:
  1. Chop scallions in the food processor. Add cilantro and pulse to combine. Add jalapeno and tomatoes, then pulse until tomatoes are roughly chopped and all ingredients are combined. Stir in lime and salt. Serve immediately.
  2. If making by hand:
  3. Chop scallions, cilantro, jalapeno, and tomatoes. Combine.
  4. Stir in lime and salt. Serve immediately.

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